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Florida 4-H Shotgun Record Book1

Julie P. Dillard and Gerald Culen2

Table 1. 

Start Date

Completion Date




Club Name

Goals of the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program

  • Teach decision-making, teamwork, self-discipline, self-confidence, and problem solving.

  • Promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.

  • Encourage and appreciate an understanding of natural resources.

  • Develop leadership abilities.

  • Build character and willingness to assume citizenship responsibility.

  • Furnish enjoyable, positive relationships with peers and adult instructors.

  • Strengthen families through participation in lifelong recreational activities.

  • Build awareness of related career opportunities.

The purpose of the Florida 4-H Shotgun Project Book is to help you document your growth, development, and progress as a 4-H member.

Your Goals and Objectives for the Year

What do you want to achieve by participating in the 4-H Shotgun Project? Answering this will help you identify your goals for the year.

Identifying goals and objectives helps you become more skilled and knowledgeable and helps track your growth and progress.

Goals are statements of things you want to achieve or improve.

Objectives are the things you need to do to reach your goals.

Table 2. 

List three goals for your 4-H Shooting Sports project this year.

For each goal, list three objectives you need to accomplish to reach the goal.

Goal 1

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3

Goal 2

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3

Goal 3

Objective 1

Objective 2

Objective 3

Your 4-H Shooting Sports Activities

4-H Club Meetings

Table 3. 

List all 4-H Shooting Sports Club meetings you attended. For each meeting, describe club business conducted, shooting topics, or lessons taught by your coaches.


What business did the club conduct?

What shooting topics/lessons were taught?


Learning Experiences

Plan to take part in two or more of the following learning experiences. Enter your two choices in the Plan to Do column. After you complete the activity, record your activity and the date. Learning Experiences may be added or changed at any time.

Learning Experience examples:

Camp Clinic Competition Demonstration Exhibit Illustrated Talk

Project Judging Presentation Speech Skill-a-thon Tour Workshop

Table 4. 

Learning Experiences in which you participated.

Plan to Do

What You Did



Community Service/Service, Learning, and Leadership

Table 5. 

Plan to participate in at least two service and/or leadership activities per year. Put an X in the box beside the activities you plan to do, or list an activity of your own in the space provided. Record the date when you complete each chosen activity.

Action Plan



Serve as a teen leader in your club or county program.


Serve as a club officer or county council member.


Work as part of a team to recruit new members to your club.


Help organize a community service project for your club.


Organize a field trip or a visit by a guest speaker for your club.


Volunteer to help with a competitive shooting event.


Arrange for and help set up a hunter education class.


Help with a display or presentation on shooting/firearm safety.


Equipment Inventory

Table 6. 

It is important to keep record of things that you own. Use this form to list all the equipment and accessories you own and use for your 4-H shotgun project.

Item Description

Date Purchased or Acquired

Purchase or Replacement Cost

Serial Number

Date Sold or Traded


Financial Record

Table 7. 

Record purchases made during the year that support your 4-H shotgun project. List expendable items (things you use up) like ammunition and targets as well as firearm purchases. Remember to add these items to your inventory.


Description of Item Purchased






Shotgun Practice Sessions Record

Table 8. 


What You Practiced



Competitions and Placings Record

Table 9. 





Pictures, Programs, and Memorabilia


National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. (2004). National 4-H Shooting Sports. Accessed on October 19, 2017.

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. (2008). Shotgun member record book. CFAES Publications. Accessed on October 30, 2017.

University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. (2017). Record books. University of Maryland Extension Frederick County. Accessed on October 30, 2017.



This document is 4HSSM10, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date November 2017. Visit the EDIS website at


Julie P. Dillard, county Extension director, Extension agent II, 4-H Youth Development, UF/IFAS Extension Washington County; and Gerald Culen, associate professor, Extension specialist, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.